A serious two-car crash has closed State Highway 1 in Canterbury.
Police said reports suggest four people have been injured in the crash, which occurred around 1.05pm on the intersection of SH1 and Arowhenua Rd, south of Temuka.
Diversions are in place and motorists are asked to avoid the area.
SH 1 KERRYTOWN – SOUTH CANTERBURY – CRASH – 1:40 PM – WEDS – 19 DEC – UPDATE
The road is now closed. The detour is southbound traffic use Arowhenua Road, left onto Levels Plain road, Left onto Dominion Road Right back onto SH1 Reverse for Northbound.^SM
— NZTA Canterbury/WC ()